Accessing the formatting options in gmail's basic HTML view

ss sarfudeen

Dear list members,

As the subject line indicates, I would like to know if it is possible
to access the formatting options while composing an new email using
the gmail's basic HTML view as it is in the standard view. Please let
me know if this feature is available and if so, the key commands to
get to the formatting options and apply the desired changes in the
body of the email.
Your assistance/guidance is highly appreciated.

With thanks and regards,